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Back to School!

From maintaining regular check-ups and keeping up to date with recommended vaccinations to a good diet and exercise, some simple tips can help keep youngsters healthy as they head back to class - and are cancer preventive too.
30-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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$1.5M Awarded from ORIEN New Oncologic Visionary Awards Program Supports Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute Investigators

A pair of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey physician-scientists are collaborating on national research projects that received $1.5 million in combined funding from the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network® (ORIEN) New Oncologic...
5-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Aiming to Identify New Prognostic Markers for Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey pediatric hematologist/oncologist has received a $50,000 grant from the Children’s Oncology Group Foundation to help identify new prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets in pediatric Hodgkin...
29-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Doctors Named Among ‘Tops’ in Oncology Care

Several physicians from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named among ‘New Jersey’s Top Doctors in Cancer Care’ by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The listing appeared recently in Jersey’s Best magazine.
23-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$2M in Grants Drives Scientific Exploration of Rare Blood Cancer

More than $2 million in grants recently awarded to a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident researcher will support examination of potential treatment targets for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).
17-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Helping Pediatric Cancer Survivors Address Mental Health Challenges

Anxiety and depression related to childhood cancer survivorship can be challenging for this population. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey recently educated pediatric cancer survivors about these topics through its Long-term, Information,...
1-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Six Flags Great Adventure, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Join Forces to Fight Cancer, Celebrate Survivorship and Unveil Coasters for Cancer

Six Flags Great Adventure, RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have joined forces to fight cancer and celebrate survivorship with the unveiling of Coasters for Cancer - the first roller coaster wrapped in the hand...
27-Jun-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Announce New $750 Million State-of-the-Art, Free-Standing Cancer Pavilion in New Brunswick

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in partnership with New Brunswick Development Corporation announced the development of a new, state-of-the-art, free-standing cancer pavilion in New Brunswick. The initial estimated...
19-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Leukemia: Not Just One Disease

An estimated 61,780 new cases of leukemia will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although leukemias are thought to occur in childhood, they can actually present at any age in both children and adults.
30-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Colorectal Cancer: Advancing Awareness

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer in both new cases and cancer deaths in the United States. While colorectal cancer incidence declined 3.7 percent annually from 2006 to 2015 for those 55 and older, rates have increased 1.8 percent...
18-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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A New Tool to Help Fight an Old Enemy – Lung Cancer

In the U.S., lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The primary reason for high death rates for lung cancer is the fact that this disease is typically detected in very late stages. A Rutgers University expert...
30-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

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September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease is a common inherited blood disorder, affecting an estimated 100,000 Americans of different racial and ethnic groups. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the importance of early diagnosis and...
24-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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Thyroid Cancer 101

While thyroid cancers are common, they may not be as widely understood as other common cancers such as breast or prostate. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the butterfly-shaped gland in the lower neck and how...
18-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

During this Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares info on symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer.
14-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT

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Prostate Cancer PSA Screening: Finding Clarity in Confusion

With recent changes in recommendations for PSA testing for prostate cancer, confusion may exist for those considering the screening. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares what one needs to know when discussing the topic with his...
13-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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Palliative Care: Another Level of Support in the Cancer Journey

With word this week that former PGA Tour golfer Jarrod Lyle is transitioning from treatment for acute myeloid leukemia to palliative care, one might wonder what that form of care entails. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more...
1-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT

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As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment, and care of patients with cancer, through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey delivers advanced comprehensive care to adults and children including access to clinical trials and conducts cutting-edge cancer research.

The coveted NCI designation, awarded to only 47 such centers nationwide, is granted competitively to institutions characterized by scientific excellence and the ability to bring research discoveries to patients. To gain a "comprehensive" designation, the highest ranking given by the NCI, a center must meet rigorous criteria in cancer care, research, prevention and education.

The leadership of Rutgers Cancer Institute is comprised of distinguished researchers and physicians who are internationally recognized in their field. Basic scientists, clinical researchers, and population scientists meet regularly to exchange information and ensure that laboratory discoveries are refined and applied to clinical care as quickly as possible, that clinical observations reach laboratory researchers on a continuing basis, and that prevention strategies are interwoven in to all research programs.

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